Panoroma isn't part of the BBC news but if you're saying that's bad journalism, you're seriously really ****ing deluded or incredibly mentally unstable.
The BBC doesn't care much about who it ****es off with the journalism it has which is what makes it great.
They investigated care homes - no-one else did. They investigated GSK's miracle suicide pill, seroxat - no-one else did.
Sky had someone investigate criminal gangs, and they did a pretty bad job of it... Are you saying they're even on the same level?
OK so the news is of a lower quality than it once was, does that make it just rubbish? No. Does that mean they don't report on breaking news as it happens? No. Does it mean the news is of less quality than it once was (which is still higher than every other news source in the world combined)? Yes.
I honestly couldn't tell you when Panorama last produced a story that had any impact or was significant in any way. They produce nothing of any importance - they cover stories that are being reported everywhere else in slightly more detail than you expect to get from a standard news bulletin. Big deal.
It's just silly to describe BBC journalists as fearless. Nothing could be further from the truth and if you want a perfect example just take a look at the recent revelations about GCHQ and the Ed Snowden affair. The BBC refused to the report on how GCHQ is spying on us the second the government issued its D notice. Most of the time though all it takes is the hint of a change to the license fee to silence a BBC journalist.
When was the last time the BBC broke a story like the NSA spying, Murdoch's phone hacking, Wikileaks, MP expenses? I couldn't say because it's been that long. When was the last time they broke a big story of national or international importance and stuck with it until the matter was resolved? God only knows but it's been a hell of a long time.
Lots of news is worse than it was but not all news is and that's not an excuse for the rubbish that the BBC produces. Some news organisations still take journalism seriously and still do proper investigative journalism, report on real issues, uncover injustice and avoid tabloid sensationalism. The BBC used to do that sort of journalism and I wish they still did, especially since I'm forced to pay for them.